Android Overload: Patents, Lawsuits and Trials – Oh My!


Greetings, Phandroid’s. Most of the news that passes our way through the day doesn’t always quite make it onto our front page. But just because these stories didn’t make the cut, doesn’t mean they aren’t worth a look. That’s why we have the Android Overload. For those of you that want more, more, MOAR Android news. Enjoy.

  • Latest filings in Oracle patent case spell trouble for Google. [ZDNet]
  • HTC paid for patents they received from Google. They weren’t given them. [AllThingsD]
  • TechCrunch rips on FOSS Patents about Google playing favorite with Motorola when it comes to Android. [TechCrunch]
  • HTC Status for free and Motorola Triumph for $250 this week at Target. [AC]
  • Google once offered to split Mobile revenue with Sun. [PCWorld]
  • Marvell debuts first single-chip LTE world modem for smartphones and tablets. [Engadget]
Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. Some nice reads you got there!
    I wonder how much HTC paid for those patents.

    1. I wouldn’t be surprised if it were Ten dollars. ($10)

      If the parties really wanted to make it difficult to argue that HTC paid a non token amount, they could make it $100. That’s still just as close to zero as $1 — for either HTC or Google — but makes it a lot harder to argue that they didn’t pay something of “value”.

  2. I like how Tech Crunch called out the dude that writes for FOSS Patents. He’s been called out before for being a lil too pro Apple…

    What kills me is cuz he’s some kind of patent guru or attorney…iFans eat that shit up like ice cream.

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